Kriti Sanon is neck deep in work. Besides Luka Chuppi, Housefull 4, and Arjun Patiala, she’s also heavily engrossed in Panipat. The film is based on the third battle of Panipat and is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. Taking some time off her shoots, Kriti spoke to the media about her working on the sets of Panipat and the crew. The actress, who plays the role of Parvatibai in Panipat, opened up about working with Sanjay Dutt and getting the opportunity to bag a role in a period film.
Talking about getting the job and her character Kriti said: “Ashu sir did tell me about the script, but he’s someone I was really looking forward to working with so I was very happy when he approached me for Panipat. I was happier to know that the character is written where it’s not like she is just a part of the love angle in a war film. She was very well written and very well woven in the script. I felt it was a good opportunity for me to jump into a period drama”.
As for working with Sanjay Dutt, she lamented that she doesn’t have scenes with him but had her fan moments when she met him on the sets. “He’s very, very chilled out, I’ve met him on set and the first time of meeting him was a little surreal because I’ve never ever met him before this,” gushed the actress, admiring the senior actor’s calmness.
Speaking about the amount of toll a film like Panipat had on her, Kriti said that it was physically draining. The period drama will have a lot of action scenes where Kriti is expected to wield a sword. The actress who claims to have never slapped anyone now has scars on her legs. They are ‘sweet pain marks’ of her Panipat memories. “I’ve not even like, slapped a guy in my life and here I’m fighting with a sword, I’m riding a horse – so those physical things that you have to do in a film that does take a lot of toll. Like I have a lot of bruises right now on my legs and my arms. But that’s sweet pain I would say. It gives you a lot of satisfaction as an actor when you do put in a lot of effort, you can feel it,” she said, adding that Panipat hasn’t emotionally drained her yet. However, she admitted that the hectic shooting schedule can be tiring.